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Cities And City Life Quotes

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved.

Author: Johnny Carson (1925)

Profession: American TV Personality, Businessman

Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.

Author: John Ciardi (1916-1986)

Profession: American Teacher, Poet, Writer

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it -- an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.

Author: Peter Conrad (1948)

Profession: Australian Critic, Author

What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city.

Author: Coriolanus III


Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. [On Washington D. C.]

Author: Frank Dane


If you're not in New York, you're camping out.

Author: Thomas E. Dewey (1902-1971)

Profession: American Politician

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.

Author: Michael Douglas (1944)

Profession: American Actor, Director, Producer

There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA

Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The city is recruited from the country.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist